β€œI Think I Can…” Part 2 πŸš‚

I have never written a part 2 for any post before but this one needed to be continued for sure.

*** There is a correction to be made about the story. “The Little Engine That Could” was originally written in 1930, not in 1947 which would make it 42 years before I was born and not 25. My info was previously wrong.., Having said that, let me share why this train gets a part 2.

While looking thru these classic books my aunt gave as wedding gifts years ago, I found “The Little Steam Engine.” I just decided to open up some personal books of mine and reread tales when lo and behold– there it was! This version is identical to the original and I laughed thinking of its connection and Warrior once again. The stories aren’t listed in the contents but they are categorized by virtues. This train is under perseverance which it did have by asking for help and never giving up. We should all do the same.

I will always keep that page folded over and my children’s book is near its larger companion in my bookshelf. Heartfelt laughter and memories again on one track of “I Think I Can.”

This takes us to the photo you see of my kids aged 4 and 2 then in 2008. We went to Idlewild Park in Pennsylvania and Storybook Forest was included. I highly recommend this park to anyone with young children as it has much to do with rides, a water park, and even Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Trolley. I was not looking thru old photos out of nostalgia at all but wanting to find one of my daughter since May is her birthday month.

That vacation brought up so many laughs and when I saw that pic— OMG again! I remember taking photos of the Storybook signs and characters but not specific memories. The classic tale in a collection and now that photo all within a few days. Can you say ultimate guidance? ☺️😬

The other fun part of this story is my son’s shirt. Many may know that 23 is Lebron James’s number and he played with our Cleveland Cavaliers during that 2008 NBA season. James was Warrior’s birth name and the Cavs won the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. ( That story is in my book Spirit and Belief.) My boy just happened to be wearing that jersey in that photo and now– years later, a synchronicity. He did get a 2016 jersey and now has outgrow it. Mama will never give that away!

I tell ya warriors— the giddiness ensued from me for what seemed like hours after finding that photo and connecting it to the big book. This then of course led to my picture book and being yet another three count for the BIG title win! That Little Engine just keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny.., Hey– I had warrior batteries too (: Always keep connecting those dots or lining up your trains on the track since that’s how signs work. It can be anything remember. You may not have books, photos, jerseys, or any of my stuff but you will have your own.

Here’s another great moment. I also remembered Lebron coming last off the plane when the Cavs returned to Cleveland. He held the trophy and was wearing an Ultimate Warrior t-shirt! That image used to be my cover photo for this blog…. Many thought that was a “dig” at the warrior team but it was revealed he was a fan as a kid. I think it was both, LOL! Some didn’t even know who that guy was on his shirt. Needless to say, those shirts were selling big time. I did see a guy wearing one in my neighborhood that summer.

The number 6 is relevant here too since my son’s jersey is from 2008, Lebron left the Cavs for a few seasons and then returned in 2014– the year Warrior passed. That was 6 years later. We were on vacation when we heard that news in the Poconos– PA again… 6 years after we went to Idlewild. AND– get this!!! My husband and I honeymooned in 2002 at the Poconos. We wanted to go back someday with our future kids. So, first it was our honeymoon in 2002, Idlewild in 2008, and last the Poconos again in 2014. All 3 being 6 years apart in PA. I just realized those details later on when they weren’t originally part of this post!!

Here was my first idea that I put the “kabosh” on. It also involves the number 6 but in a different way. While watching the YouTube bio where the train book is featured, the beginning lists the date of when the Y2K14 games were released. That date was October 29, 2013. Pretty significant since Warrior always loved promoting them in his own way. Well, that date kept bugging me to connect and I finally did. Last Oct. 29, 2019 I had a serious situation that took me to the ER. It was more of a *spiritual* experience revealed to me later on not by any doctors so nothing really medically related at all. I thought about sharing the details as another blog post. Oh, and both of those Octobers were Tuesdays. Remember grace??

The day I was jotting down notes, my cat came running down the attic steps as the door slammed shut behind her. What? Nobody shut it. That never happens. My husband even asked why it closed so suddenly. Then, she jumped on my dresser near where I was standing and tried to knock the pen away from my hand! Um, could that have been a sign from Warrior? I believe so- always. My cat has done things before so cats have super intuition. Just to make sure, I asked Warrior to let me know with that story. Yes, it’s very personal unlike anything else I’ve ever told but I can be tactful. Well, a little later I got a loud buzzing in my ear which is a huge sign from him to me. I took that as a “No, don’t blog that!” I kinda knew already…

But, look at the dates. The same exact date only 6 years apart on Tuesdays again. Now, I truly know why that incident happened to me then as I was possibly thinking Halloween maybe? Spirits can be active at certain times just like during a full moon. I am FINE as it’s part of my spiritual journey but numbers and dates are important- always. Guess 6 is my “lucky” number for life. πŸ’–

*** Be that little engine on the track that works for you. It never gave up, neither did Warrior, neither am I, and neither should you.

P.S. ONE more number 6 connection– I promise! From Oct.- April- 6 months. Y2K14 games released and then Warrior’s passing. I also had “The Box” story in my book 6 months after he passed. April-Oct. reversed… πŸ’™

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Hangin’ Out with Warrior ( Dream…)πŸͺ‘

“Who’s that lounging in my chair?… this surely is a dream.”

~~~ Marcy Playground, 1997.

I won’t say the title as it’s kinda risquΓ© (look up on your own😬) but this song kept popping in my head and on the radio so had to use it for today’s post! I kept hearing it and finally laughed as I needed to. So, yes warriors recently another dream came to be and it did involve that chair in my driveway, the action figure, and Warrior. Let’s see…. don’t think there’s been a dream to really speak of since the buffalo one and this was just sorta relaxing and casual. Just like the title.

It started out as a typical meet and greet where Warrior was signing autographs, shaking hands, and posing for photos. The little boy I mention in “Which Warrior Would You Choose” ( 6/26/18) was in this so guess he got another opportunity! I still love him in that video talking about Warrior’s hair. Maybe that’s why he made a return appearance (: Me, well, I was just an observer of all this which would always be entertaining anyway. Being in the background for just a little until it got more personal.

After that time with fans, all of a sudden I was at my house outside in the driveway. The garage was open and had tables with food spread out like for a party. People were around but no idea really of who they were. Warrior was there and sitting in a chair in my driveway. I imagined that chair you see but now that I think more, he’d probably not fit in it! Not entirely sure if he was the guest of honor at this party or just casually being there. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt but the sun was shining so not too cold in Ohio that day.

He wasn’t mobbed or anything and our group was small. The little boy was there too so guess I knew him! It was then that I went into my house and found the action figure. Think this is about the third pic it’s been in for these writings. I showed it to him as he fingered it in his hands. He thought it was so cool I had it as I told him the story behind the find. ( That’s in my book Spirit and Belief.) I also blogged it first years ago.

Here’s the MORE interesting part. I said to him: “This action figure is the same one I believe that Dana has and she’d put it on the stage when presenting the Warrior Award at the Hall of Fame.” He says back: “Yeah, I think it is, so neat!” Um, WHAAT? The award wouldn’t exist if he were alive despite this being a dream. Gee, why didn’t I get my book to show him too? After all, that wouldn’t exist either. Wait, that was another dream… BTW– Dana had that action figure years before I found mine but the conversation was so surreal.

We chatted for a bit but I don’t remember him getting up really at all or eating. He was just there sitting in my chair in the driveway like no big deal. This is another example of lucid dreaming which I’ve experienced before. I did however find that action figure many years ago in the late ’90’s so that’s been in my life when Warrior was still alive.

Here’s another interesting part. Do any of you avid readers remember my post “Many Meaningful Masks” blogged 1/29/20? No, it doesn’t concern this global pandemic, lol! πŸ˜‚Well, the spot in the driveway where I drew Warrior’s masks in chalk six years ago was EXACTLY the same spot he was sitting in that chair. That’s why the figure isn’t close up since I wanted part of the driveway shown. This I remembered after going outside later in the day and just pausing on that spot.

I guess for me in all these dreams I have always just accepted them without questioning. Even with others I have never said: “How can you be here?” Or even: “Oh, wait I must be dreaming.” That is being lucid but there are other factors. Of course after waking up, I’d know these things but never doubting the messages or people in them. Some are a little more complex for sure to figure out and some also may not make the best of sense. I take them all as they guide me on my journey.

Warrior at my house– I’ll take it always! He’s been in my childhood background for another dream so now where I currently live. We were just hangin’ out with him lounging in my chair. No need for a big venue, lots of people, or over the top stuff. Always accept your dreams warriors no matter what. My driveway had those masks and then him in that same spot. Our lives do determine our dreams. Here’s to just hangin’ out wherever your dreams may take you… 😴

P.S. Another similarity with this was my story in the book about being in 7th grade and noticing the Road Warriors on a boy’s notebook. ***Many years later after Warrior had passed, I dreamt he gave a talk in my 7th grade classroom. I blogged that too as “Warrior Book Dream.” I brought my book to show him but then thought never would I have written it if he hadn’t passed. Lucid again and there were others. Can’t forget the Wrestling Buddy doll dream too. πŸ˜‰

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Warriors Step Out of Time

I had the pleasure recently of presenting a workshop on intuition and my warrior self had to awaken for this one! Over a year ago, I received a woman’s name at another library book conference. She hosts this series monthly at a downtown library. It involves many aspects of spirituality, meditation, intuition, aromatherapy, and more. I was so excited to finally bring more life to this topic.

The date I chose was November 14th. There were others but this one is in my book Spirit and Belief.

That was the last time I saw the Ultimate Warrior on T.V. as part of the Ultimate Maniacs with Randy Savage. Of course I picked this date, how could I not? πŸ˜‰Well, it took me MUCH longer to get there than expected since tons of traffic congests certain highway exits. Plus, there was a football game that night. Ugh! I really was crunched for time.

When I finally arrived, no parking lot could be seen. Guess libraries that are almost 100 years old only have street parking. Circling around a bit made time pass more quickly as I finally parked in a nearby school lot. I felt like the Ultimate Warrior himself running just to get there! The doors opened and I made it with one minute to spare. 😬

I am not a late person EVER so this was unacceptable to me. Feeling flustered doesn’t do me any good. Once I’d begin, things would move along, right? Somewhat but not so much. This group had little interest in my story of intuition and many just wanted a random checklist. They asked questions such as: “What do you mean about feathers as a sign of following intuition?” “How do you journal?” “What’s a blog?” “Wait, you communicate with someone in spirit?” All questions I wasn’t prepared for or even expecting at all.

I kept my composure and did explain ways to increase intuitive abilities but some just wanted an internet answer that I couldn’t provide. I did my best, shared what works for me, and still remained open to inspiring any way I could. In hindsight, if I had more time I could’ve asked more questions to the group about their expectations that night but it wasn’t meant to be for some. Such a minor challenge compared to many Warrior faced over the years! This event frustrated me for sure but I always like to remain positive. That’s what any warrior must do.

Warrior had so many firsts in his life and this night had many for me. The good aspects ( despite the long drive in traffic) were very exciting. I got to lead a presentation with more present than before, discuss intuition in a new way, and also led a meditation which worked out very well. One man bought my book and wants me to return to discuss being ” a warrior.” That made my night (: I brought along some crystals I love and gave everyone present an angel card to use before meditation. It was just a simple visualization to imagine being in a place you love. I hope it brought them some peace. Such a learning experience for sure…

How do you use your intuition warriors? Do you follow that “gut instinct” like you should. Warrior did and I am too. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do but I’ll tell you what I told the group. Intuition is what you FEEL and what your heart tells you. It isn’t the logical mind all the time but the emotions. We do need all three– head, heart, and gut and always that balance everyday. Remember that three count warriors!

Some didn’t like my ideas about intuition but you need to focus your energy on what you’d like to try. It isn’t the same for us all. Taking “A Step Out of Time” allowed me to see people that are still uneducated looking for answers. I hope I helped on their journey as they continue. November 14 is special to me in several ways and now I have a new date in time to remember.

The man who bought my book was so positive. ( and not just for that reason!) He wants to explore this more and agreed with me about intuition. It is not truly found in a book, online, or anywhere else but inside YOU. Nobody can give you the answers but yourself. Tips– yes but you run the show. I sign my books with: “May you always follow your intuition.” That is my wish for you. Without me listening to my heart a few years back, I wouldn’t have these opportunities or be writing to you all now. ~~~ Intuition will come, you just have to listen and FEEL. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»

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Spirit and Belief Video

https://you.tu.be/MTfFYGj5h1l

~~~Check out this video on my book made by my friend Holly Matson. She did an excellent job and I am so proud with how it turned out!

You TOO can believe in your own spiritual power and follow your intuition everyday like I did. I listened and trusted in the signs from Warrior and the Universe. Once you get coincidences, they turn into synchronicities just for YOU.

If you are a follower of this blog, you have read my many stories but you can find more in my book: Spirit and Belief. The stories and traits continue as I #alwaysbelieve πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻

If you have questions, comments, or want to share your stories, please do! You can find me also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, my YouTube channel,(this video is also there!) and over at my website:

www.spiritandbelief.com

I also have an amazon author page(kathypickett)

Hope you enjoy this video and if interested in working with Holly here is her info:

http://www.lightseedsbyholly.com/text-to-video-service.html

~~~Follow your intuition everyday and feel the POWER!!!

Firehouse Subs, Songs, and Warrior!

I really wanted a photo of the sub shop but didn’t want to drive by as a stalker so this menu will have to do. 🌯😳 What a funny few days this turned out to be so I hope you do some laughing like I did! 🀣 My husband and I ate dinner a few weeks ago at Firehouse Subs and they are always so yummy. Music is playing outside (so cool!!) and the song was: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle. I love that song especially the lyric about not being afraid anymore…. perfect. Also, have you seen the Progressive commercial with Jamie and his “singing angels” singing this song? It makes me laugh every time as I sing along…

The music inside was totally today’s hits or songs my 12 year old daughter loves but sometimes I know too. Several of them were played in a row and then I hear (OMG moment) “The Warrior” by Scandal. I almost choked on my Diet Coke while remaining calm. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ I still was thinking of an elusive Emmy Award that my feelings have earned! What a rarity to hear that song. Then, it hit me differently… First, that song always made me cry but now I laugh and second, it really sunk in as to where we were– Firehouse Subs.

I totally remember finding some old YouTube videos of Warrior’s from 1995. (think red tank top and gym for anyone searching)– which I was NOT! I believe one of the songs in the background was a Firehouse song based on some comments I read. The guy who filmed Warrior actually mentioned how Warrior loved the song “Love of a Lifetime” by Firehouse.

He also said that Warrior wore it out on a cassette tape he always listened to. I couldn’t believe what I was reading! Believe it or not, I loved that song too and taped it on one of my blank tapes! Yes, that’s what us girls did back then and yes, I did also tape “The Warrior.” I also had a personal connection with the Firehouse song which made me remember and was overwhelmed again. Hopefully, he thought of Dana with that song since it’s such a great one. I did leave a comment on that YouTube page too!

The interesting thing is that when I went to look back on that video and find those comments for this blog (just to make sure)– I couldn’t find them. Maybe they were deleted but I know what I read. Very bizarre how they disappeared but great knowing that about Warrior and the song.

The last song reference was “Missing” by Everything but the Girl. Guess what? I taped that one too and was just stunned to hear it as well at Firehouse Subs. Some of the lyrics fit with Warrior back then and now– no judging me-hehe! I can’t even remember the last time I heard that song at all so between “Missing” and “The Warrior,” they didn’t seem to fit with the regular music the shop was playing. This DOES get more interesting……

While at the hair salon the next day ( the place to be lately!) I was sitting in the chair with my hair filled foil highlights. Not many people there that day and my stylist left me for about 20 minutes to let the color sink in. I was just casually reading a magazine and the speaker plays “Missing.” Are you kidding me? To hear a song TWICE within 24 hours and not even one I hear often is cosmic! Could Warrior have been helping out a little here with his energy? I’ve been known to get so many funny things as most of you are aware.

It’s highly possible and I do have a “vibe” with music. There is constant inspiration for new blogs so who knows? I always believe and even if he wasn’t orchestrating in some way, I do laugh and talk it thru every single time. I never know if he’s around for those types of moments, watching, or listening. Some times–yes, for sure! I do check in and share my stories while picturing him laughing so hard! My goosebumps are a sure sign but they’re not always present.

That’s my story for now so I hope you are laughing and possibly believing. The Universe does play little tricks and coincidences are not what they seem. We do need humor and whether you get this whole “spirit vibe” or not, be amused with whatever life throws your way. Put aside the serious for a bit and have some fun. I needed those jokes as my “business” side with the book became overwhelming last week. You can find all my music references in my book : Spirit and Belief. Until next time, try Firehouse Subs if you have those shops. They play really COOL music…

P.S. Maybe I’ll hear “Missing” again as a 3 count but I did get 3 songs connected to me!

P.P.S. I found my tapes! “Love of a Lifetime” is separate but “The Warrior” and “Missing” are on the same one! ( yes, it was planned…)

One more-/ GET THIS–/ I heard “Love of a Lifetime” ALSO twice within 2 days on Pandora, that never happens. The second time was on my birthday… πŸ’–πŸ·πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Spirit and Belief News!

It’s my birthday so wanted this post to be all about the exciting events happening with my book Spirit and Belief! #thankyouWarrior

I was interviewed last night by my spiritual group — Harmonic Journeys for their podcast. I thank Mary for her friendship, support, and the conversation. Can’t wait to have it posted on here for all of you to listen! I shared my journey of spiritual gifts, Warrior stories, and where to find me. It was a great time (: I will post their link below if anyone is interested in them or the podcasts.

That was great practice for another interview I have coming soon for a nationally syndicated radio show! I was contacted by LitFire Publishing to participate in some marketing ideas for my book so am thrilled to share and educate all I can. Kate Delaney of America Tonight will be conducting the interview and I’ll post her info and bio below as well. She has interviewed people in sports, politics, (she spoke with Jesse Ventura about politics!) news, celebrities, and she is an author herself. Once that comes out, I’ll have it available and would love your feedback Warrior fans!

I am also participating in another Author Library Conference in October. This time, instead of a small table discussion with another author– there will be over 50! Very excited to converse with fellow writers and aspiring authors while sharing my spiritual journey. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get some Warrior “vibes” that day like last time!!!

What’s going on with YOU Warrior fans? I would love to hear your stories, fan memories, if you feel him spiritually, or anything you’d like to share. I know it takes guts to leave a comment but we’re all fans so no pressure! I just love hearing how he inspired others too besides me so FEEL FREE, no judging here. You can also connect with me on my YouTube page, amazon, or I do have an Amazon Author Page that is up and running. My other blog is linked to that but info for the book is available there too.

I wish you all great ultimate success with whatever you are working on in your life and continue crushing those goals! Mr. Warrior would want nothing less of you so do the work everyday. Let me know your Ultimate Warrior memories, come on— I KNOW you all have plenty!

Here are those links I mentioned:

www.harmonicjourneys.net

www.katedelaneyradio.com— LibertyTalkFM

www.litfirepublishing.com

www.amazon.com/authorpage/kathypickett

*** Back to yet again another humorous story of Warrior next week so hope you will be ready to laugh! #itsmybirthday #alwaysbelieve #spiritandbelief #ultimatewarrior #radio #podcasts #libraries

πŸŽ‚πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸΉπŸ“—

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Warrior Book Event

Last week, I had the pleasure of sharing my book Spirit and Belief at beautiful Namaste Life Center. Theresa had it all so wonderfully inviting as I walked into that back room feeling so overwhelmed and humbled. Immediately, I felt at home and welcomed. Despite those in attendance being few, all listened, contributed, and supported me on my journey.

One woman related her time spent working at the restaurant in the old Richfield Coliseum here in Ohio and a wrestler she encountered. She asked me to describe the Ultimate Warrior and the years he was in the business. That was a great memory for me to describe! A wrestler with short hair (probably not Warrior, lol!) left a “script” for her as a gift! Wow, how exciting and fun getting that. Too bad she lost it after keeping it almost thirty years….. πŸ˜•

Another woman told me to “never doubt myself” as I don’t yet always am humbled while my lightheadedness began. Don’t worry since that’s a good sign of mine! She also said the hair on the back of her head was standing up as I was speaking. I asked if that was common for her and she truly believed Warrior was present. ❀️ I was filled with such gratitude once again.

The owner commented after I briefly shared the Cavs/Warrior basketball stories in my book. As most of you might know, numbers and dates are huge with me. I discussed June 16th being Warrior’s birthday and she interrupted. To summarize, as a child she was deeply affected by the movie Brian’s Song while crying buckets for a long time. She never forgot that and decided with her abilities to finally sign up for www.ancestry.com After much research, she found out Brian Piccolo whose life the movie is based upon, was a seventh cousin of hers. Yes, that’s quite far back but STILL a huge deal to be connected. Brian Piccolo died on June 16th, just sayin’… Who knows with Warrior but I will forever wonder.

It was such a great afternoon just hanging with these beautiful spiritual people and sharing our experiences together. They came to listen to me without judgment or disbelief. I got asked questions about meditation and what techniques work best. I felt so honored sharing what works for me. I have an entire blog post on www.spiritandbelief.com and a YouTube video on meditation so hopefully, she’ll get some ideas!

I was always so inspired with Warrior’s teachings and now others are inspired by mine. I never would’ve even guessed that about myself but am owning my stories with pride. Some have even had many more spiritual experiences than mine and I did get asked if I ever was scared. My answer was no based on my signs and trust. I gotta say though if I had something more extreme, that could change! Intimidated–sometimes but fearful, never.

It felt so natural speaking to these people while injecting my humor too! I mentioned Dana, Steve, and other newer experiences blogged about but not in the book. Can’t wait to possibly plan another event there as the energy was so positive with these like-minded people.

We can be inspired but then need to be the inspiration as Warrior has said. Just the other day, I ran into an old friend who I had lost touch with. After a few years of just connecting on Facebook, the hair salon brought us back together. We chatted in-between highlights as she proceeded to tell me how I always inspired her. Who, me? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. We always did sit together at PTA meetings but no idea of her admiration for me.

Some of our “situations” always connected us but she had been thinking of me lately. She even coined a new phrase: ” What would Kathy do?” I felt dazed yet so guided as my confidence inspires her. Wow… Talk about a Warrior Woman moment. She brought up past memories when I followed the beat of my own drum and did things my way. Why yes, I still do that but to be told of your influence doesn’t happen often– at least not to me. We will stay in touch as I admire her tenacity to juggle so much in her life all the time.

Be inspired but also be the inspiration even if you don’t think you can or are. Little moments surprise us but then the big planned ones can too. I had a big planned event and then an unexpected one that both overtook me with such joy. As I am looking up outside, I see a dragonfly. Oh, and those blue jay feathers keep coming just about everyday. It’s beautiful and humorous all at once. There’s that inspiration yet again warriors…….

#namaste #inspirationeveryday #synchronicityhappens #alwaysbelieve #spiritandbelief